Synopsis

First Run - New Plays by New Writers

$24.99

Paul Godfrey & Simon Donald & Clare McIntyre & Billy Roche & Kate Harwood - ed

Published by Nick Hern Books

Inventing a New Colour & Prickly Heat Leave Taking & Low Level Panic & A Handful of Stars

The five plays in this volume were chosen as the best work by new playwrights to have been staged in Britain in the late eighties

All five writers have gone on to win established reputation in major theatres and this selection (by the then Literary Manager of the Royal Court) has stood the test of time

In Inventing a New Colour a war-time Exeter family takes in an evacuee from London

Prickly Heat is a surreal sensuous comedy by a young Scottish writer/performer

Leave Taking shows the conflict between a West-Indian woman and her English-born daughters

Low Level Panic looks at the effect of pornography on three young women

And in A Handful of Stars rituals of male supremacy are played out in a Southern Irish billiard room

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